Message:Welcome to the Silverhill History website!
I hope you will find this site informative and interesting. Let me know if you have anything you can add to this website, such as: photos of Silverhill places or people, documents, vital records, interesting stories or facts, or even boring stories and facts! A genealogist/historian will find any information about their family interesting.
Also, if you find any information on this site that is incorrect please contact me and I will correct it.
Please sign the Guestbook before you leave. I hope you enjoyed your visit!
George WellerTue Jan 3 14:25:32 2006
Location: North Bellmore, New York 11710
Message: You have a very nice website and a keen sense of history...
Anthony KuceraThu Jan 5 15:59:53 2006
Location: Silverhill Alabama & United States of America
Bruce R SwansonSat Jan 7 13:14:58 2006
Location: Prescott, AZ USA
Message: What a wonderful afternoon I have spent paging through your fascinating website. Thank-you for the revisitation of vivid memories of my youth in the mid-forties. I remember well Papa George, Louise J. Lundberg and Chandler's Store with the hand-operated gas pump.
Andy StrojnySun Jan 8 22:06:04 2006
Location: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Message: What a great site! My grandmother, Josephine Celer Karasek, and grandfather lived in Silverhill in the 1920s. Both are buried in the Silverhill Cemetary. As best I remember from family stories, my grandfather died in complications of a fall from a hayloft which as I recall was somehow related to a hurricane in the 20s. From you website, I assume it was the 1926 hurricane. For many years my grandmother, who ended up back in the Chicago area, along with the rest of the family visited friends in Silverhill, the Radas, the Dubroveks (sic). I remember as a kid hanging out with the son of the owner of the Riverside Inn, now gone. Anytime we are in the area, which is often, we visit Silverhill. Thanks for this resource. Andy Strojny
Jim ColemanMon Jan 16 18:03:26 2006
Location: Silverhill Ala
Message: What a wonderful site! Congratulations of your fine effort, is SO impressive! Best JPC
A. FrederickWed Jan 18 10:28:25 2006
Location: Hot Springs, AR
Message: Years ago, reading about Ms. Elsie Chandler, 93, Librarian, is still an inspiration to me in my career.
Bruce SimsWed Jan 18 10:49:25 2006
Location: Magnolia Springs, AL USA
Message: A great site!
Jerry RezekSun Feb 5 08:55:39 2006
Location: Lexington, Ky.
Message: I grew up in silverhill, during the 40's and 50's and am planning on coming home to live.
David RockwellThu Feb 9 06:16:17 2006
Brent DickinsonSat Mar 18 08:09:06 2006
Location: Duluth, Ga
Message: Great site. I'm looking at mom's collection of old photos of the Forsman clan right now... It's good to see the history come together.
Ricky HinoteSun Mar 26 07:03:54 2006
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Message: My fathers side of the family all originated out of the Silverhill area. Keep up the great work!
Ken ZadnichekTue Apr 18 2006
l. luckieThu Apr 27 13:19:30 2006
Location: gautier ms.
Naomi Verdugo (McCurdy)Wed May 3 19:10:54 2006
Location: Tampa, Florida
Message: I was born in Robertsdale. My cousin Carol Williams lives in Silverhill. I found your site very interesting. I have been working on my family's Geneology for about 10 years.
RANDALL ALLENThu May 11 12:45:23 2006
Message: Great Site!! I am a local originally from Bon Secour and I enjoy reading local history. My Grandfather, Johnnie Sims was the first Mayor of Gulf Shores. I am now a Realtor with ERA CLASS.COM, locally. I wish there were other sites as good as this one on the other local towns in this area.
brandon hoffFri May 12 07:54:25 2006
GARY GATESThu Jun 8 14:07:58 2006
Location: PRATTVILLE, ALABAMA
Message: REALLLY ENJOYED SEEING SOME OF MY GRADE SCHOOL FRIENDS PHOTOS! HAVE GIVEN WEB ADDRESS TO MY DAUGHTER AND SUGGESTED SHE SEE HOW THE OLD FOLKS LIVED! I NOTICED THE ROBERTSDALE CLASS OF 1959 WAS MISSING FROM YOUR SITE WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT INCLUDED AT A LATER DATE. AGAIN KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
chris reyesSun Jun 25 12:19:10 2006
Location: foley baldwin
Deborah WaddellSat Jul 1 18:43:04 2006
Location: Oxford, USA
Message: Originally, I checked out the site b/c my mother, Ruth McCawley West Tucker spoke of visiting there as a child, but I was in awe of the info and quality of your website. Other site owners should be both jealous and take lessons from your site. Quite impressive, I must say.
Perseia Cline-HutchinsonSun Jul 9 11:15:17 2006
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Message: Hi, my name is Perseia and I was born December 2,2005. I am the great- great-great grand-daughter of Oscar Johnson, the great-great grand- daughter of Elvera Johnson Armstrong, great grand-daughter of Elvera Armstrong Cline and Milton J. Cline, grand-daughter of Sandra Cline Hutchinson, daughter of Damien Cline-Hutchinson and Natacha Dorsaint. I wish that I could have known my grandparents because I'm sure they would have loved me as much as I would have loved them. I also would like to mention my great-granny Lois and hope to meet her someday. This is a wonderful site and someday I'll know what a wonderful family history I have. Thank you, Debbie!
Rose Mary MattinglyWed Jul 19 15:48:49 2006
Location: Penscola, Florida
Laura NixWed Jul 19 17:39:36 2006
Location: Laurel, Ms
Message: Great website. My father is from Silverhill and my grandmother still lives there. I had no idea about all the history of the town. I'm very impressed with the information. It will really help me with my genealogy research.
Christina WilliamsMon Jul 24 15:54:53 2006
Location: Bay Minette, AL
Message: Awesome site.
AimeeTue Aug 8 11:57:38 2006
Location: Fulton, Missouri
Message: This is such a wonderful website and has inspired me to continue genealogy research on a particular line. Now I just need to find more information on Charles Gustafson and his wife to see if he is the Charles Gustafson I am looking for!
Carol Ann Henderson YoungSat Nov 18 16:32:07 2006
Location: Houston, Fort Bend Cnty, Texas
Message: We have visted your beautiful area on two occasions this year (2006) for two week periods. I especially love the town of Silverhill. I am originally from Pensacola, Fla. My mother was born in Baldwin County and lived her young unmarried life there.
Barb Knapp HallSun Nov 19 11:48:46 2006
Location: Wheaton, Illinois
Message: Gorgeous website. Great info. My grandmother's parents farmed here and we have been here a few times. As I find out more and get organized, I hope I can volunteer to help you out and share info, files and scans of some family photos from the 1920s.
SabrinaTue Dec 5 15:11:25 2006
Message: intrestin wasn't really lookin for this but it is really cool
Janice Carlson RiceFri Dec 22 20:12:51 2006
Location: Edgewater, FL
Message: My father was born in Silverhill 1914, son of Oscar R. Carlson and Hulda Forsman Carlson. The Forsman family moved to Silverhill in 1903. I am so happy to be able to share this website with my grandchildren so they are aware of the history involving great and great-great and even great- great-great grandparents, and can actually see photos of these ancestors. What a thrill for all of our family. Thank you so much for sharing this website.
Tammy DavisThu Feb 8 19:00:33 2007
Max Ard (President, Baldwin County Express Group)Sat, 9 Jun 2007 09:36:04
Location: Summerdale, AL
Message: You have a wonderful website and have done a fantastic job with the history of Silverhill. Thanks again for your contributions. I (we) invite you to become a member of our non-profit organization which is dedicated to preserving Baldwin Counties history. You may find our website at http://www.baldwinexpress.org . We hope you will assist us in our efforts. We are using some of the photos you donated in our online museum. We have so many images that it has been hard to keep track of where they came from. We need your help to organize and give the credits to the proper source. Thanks again....
Jana AlaridWed, 4 Jul 2007 23:16:13
Location: Lillian, AL
Message: I have enjoyed your web site. I am Czech, live in Lillian, AL and if you needed to translate any Czech document, I can do that.
Anne-Marie PerssonWednesday, December 26, 2007 5:19 PM
594 92 Gamleby
Message: My mother's father was Alfred Soderberg, my grandfather. He was borned in Sarvkullen, and I think his relatives are still living there. His mother's name was Brita Lisa Olsdotter and his father's name was Sven Peter Nilsson. Alfred was born 1860 and died 1938. He was marrried to Hulda, a girl from Kristdala, and they had 12 children: Thure, Mimmi, David, Otto, John, Astrid, Elsa, Karl, Lisa and Dagny, my mother and she is now 95 years.